Custodian schemes against supervisor

Worker tried to make supervisor look bad by not following procedure
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/20/2013

This instalment of You Make the Call features an employee who didn’t seem to be too fond of her supervisor.

The employee was a custodian in the engineering building at Western University in London, Ont. Over time, she complained to the union and management about her treatment and eventually the university hired an independent investigator to examine the situation. In August 2009, the investigator found the supervisor was doing her job in a fair and reasonable manner and the custodian’s claims were unfounded.

On March 30, 2009, the custodian on the afternoon shift at the law school building was off work. It was a long-standing practice that in these circumstances, the custodian on the afternoon shift in the engineering building would go over and lock the law school building. The supervisor left a note for the custodian with the room numbers she would need to lock in the law school building when she went over there.